It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that Lou Gehrig is my favorite ball player of all time. He didn’t talk a line and try to build himself up. No, he built his legacy by literally showing up every day. His records of perseverance will be a reminder of what character can build for as long as the game of Baseball continues to survive.
It was on this day, April 29, in 1939, that Lou Gehrig collected his last hit. It was number 2,721. I can’t think of anything in my life that I have completed 2,721 times successfully, let alone hit a Baseball for a base hit. But unfortunately, it came to an abrupt end as Lou’s body started showing the signs of that evil disease, ALS. Better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
For me, the suddenness with which Gehrig was hit with this disease serves as a reminder that we all need to make the most of every day. We need to seize opportunities when they present themselves, for that same opportunity may not come around again. We need to love like there is no tomorrow, for there may not be. We need to determine what our purpose in life is and pursue it. Seems the best way for me to let go go regrets. As for me, I plan on living each year as if it’s my last. That doesn’t mean I will be pushy or force things. I have surrendered to a Higher Power, and I’ll follow His lead. But I will no longer lead a live with fear or being timid. I will be bold to the best of my abilities and live the life I was created to live. Because I too am “Playing Against Time”.
Artwork is a mixed media piece, created using Pointillism and digital editing.